I currently live in Everton Park, a Northern suburb of Brisbane with my twenty year old man-child and two teenage daughters and my much better half, not to mention two dogs a couple of budgies and an old Landcruiser named Rusty. So far in life I have been a soldier, mechanic, security guard, sound and lighting technician, car wash manager and a long term employee of the Queensland Government.
I have always had an interest in all things history related, with Australian history in particular and Australian military history in specific. It may be an obsession, but that’s for the health professionals to determine. I’ve always enjoyed studying historical events which have led to us becoming the people we are today, those events which have set the compass for our collective values and our beliefs. The Eureka Stockade is one of these major events that still has relevance today which is one of the reasons I was drawn to write a story against this backdrop.
When I’m not delving into the past I can usually be found out and about, embarrassing my kids, playing guitar poorly, alternately driving and then fixing Rusty and hopefully finding the occasional perfect campsite somewhere around South East Queensland and rolling out the swag and leaving the city behind.